In digging a planting hole for a new treasure, I found a splendid example of the wild violet root system. How deep do you think they grow?
The primary root went at least 6 inches into the clay before sending out its feeder roots.
Who knows how much further those fine roots reach down to get moisture in a dry summer!
Can you imagine the mess I’d make trying to dig the wild violets out of our lawn? (I don’t bother coz I enjoy seeing them there … but…) Undoubtedly, some root would be left in the ground & in no time, the bees would be feeding on the violet’s sweet nectar again.
Some plants are so resilient.
Let’s hope my new treasure does half as well as the wild violets.
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